I have a 2000 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro. Recently it has developed a constant
noise, and I am wondering what it might be. Here are the details:
* The noise gradually appeared over the last month or two. It started
as: "Is the car a little louder than usual?" and now is: "The car is a
lot louder than usual."
* The noise could be characterized as a roar; it is almost like road
* It is not at all cyclical. It is a constant drone or roar that
remains the same as long as I'm going a particular speed
* It seems to come from the rear half of the vehicle
* It does not increase with acceleration, like a muffler problem. In
fact, it is most noticeable when cruising along at a constant speed in
a low to middle gear, or when the wheels are turning but I am not
pressing on the gas
I am not experienced with cars, so an obvious problem can't be ruled
Thanks in advance!
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Few guesses, so I don't have any hard evidence how problems on these areas
really show up:
- quattro 4wd: differential gear on back (lubrication problem?)
- rear brake pads worn
- rear wheel bearings
On Sun, 8 Oct 2006 18:27:57 +0300, "Sami Heikkinen"
Well, he *did* claim he couldn't rule out the obvious, and bearings and
dragging brakes rarely make "roaring" noises, so...
Rotate the rear tires to the front and vice versa, and see if the problem
moves, or not...
'00 s4 6spd
It depends on what the poster calls a 'roar'.
Rear bearings are about due on a '00 audi. I have heard rear bearings fail that
are quite loud so my guess would be bearings but then we are all just guessing.
'98.5 A4 1.8TQM
Could the OP be hearing the fuel pump?
I am thinking that his current fuel filter is partially clogged making
the fuel pump work harder and become noisier.
Maybe a fuel filter change might allow more fuel to travel through the
When was the last time that you changed the filter?
Others have suggested bearings and tires so I threw out another idea.
(One out of many daves)
Hey I've had the same problem with my car. Have your mechanic check the
pump. My fuel pump was making the same noises while accelerating or
power units (like my windows or xenons). There has been
recalls on the in-tank
pumps, so make sure you get that checked out. My
car's stalled while driving
with this issue. Good Luck!
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